The Argonautica (Paperback)

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By R. C. Seaton (Translator), Alex Struik (Illustrator), Apollonius Rhodius
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The Argonautica is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from remote Colchis. Their heroic adventures and Jason's relationship with the Colchian Princess/Sorceress Medea were already well known to Hellenistic audiences, which enabled Apollonius to go beyond a simple narrative, giving it a scholarly emphasis suitable to the times. Apollonius of Rhodes, or Apollonius Rhodius is best known as the author of the Argonautica. His other poems, which survive only in small fragments, concerned the beginnings or foundations of cities, such as Alexandria and Cnidus - places of interest to the Ptolemies, whom he served as a scholar and librarian at the Library of Alexandria.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481080019
ISBN-10: 1481080016
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English